Book Review – Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies

Author: Stefan Al (Island Press, 2018) Many of our world’s urban centres lie along the shores of oceans and seas. As areas of rapid... Read More

The Value of Small Businesses – Discussions at RAIC + MOV Built City Speaker Series

As part of their popular Built City Speaker Series, the Metro Vancouver chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, in... Read More

Acton Ostry Architects: 25 Years Young

While an architecture student at UBC in 1998, our class was asked to go out around Vancouver and photograph examples of ‘weather... Read More

Why Vancouver Needs an ‘Affordability Bank’

Vancouver needs an Affordability Bank. Here’s what that would be: A new policy that allows people choosing to build new single-family... Read More

How a Smart, Progressive Property Tax Could Ease Our Housing Crisis

Guest author: Patrick Condon Does Vancouver need a new kind of tax on land? City council thinks it might, so has asked city staff to... Read More

Book Review – Dreamers and Designers: The Shaping of West Vancouver

Author: Francis Mansbridge (Harbour Publishing, 2018) The always-insightful Rebecca Solnit once wrote “A city always contains more... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Covered Playgrounds

Covered playground concept. To enlarge the image, click here. For many Metro Vancouverites, the advent of the rain triggers the... Read More

Do Small in a Big Way: BC Housing Society’s first annual Summit

It’s not a movement about people claiming to be ‘tinier than thou’ but rather people making their own choices toward simpler and... Read More

REID: Heritage beyond a building’s walls

Hidden in the Distillery District, behind the unremarkable door of 36 Distillery Lane, is a staircase-museum. The simple stairway... Read More

The Changing Role of Architects in Canada – Lively Discussions at POP // CAN // CRIT 2018

The third Pop Can Crit architecture symposium, titled The Business of Architecture in Canada looked at the synergy between... Read More